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Welcome ! I'm Isaiah Johnson this is my personal style/lifestyle blog. My aim is to show you that having a creative and collected style is possible without breaking the bank. Enjoy.
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Spread your wings and fly. Let nothing stop you in your pursuit of self, happiness and achievements. Don’t be fooled by the obstacles in your way, they’re only there to help  you grow. 

A Collected Style:


Kaleidoscope

It was only right to bring out one of my favorite pickups from the consignment store for the summer. I love to style unique and colorful articles of clothing and this shirt takes the cake. The shirt is so loud I had to keep the rest of outfit neutral. Let me know what you think of this look? What’s your one of your favorite pieces you can’t wait to wear or already worn this summer?

Outfit Details: Vintage Mutli-Colored Button Down by Ralph Lauren, Consignment Store - $2.50 ||  The Brady Chukka , Courtesy of Trask || Alpha Khakis by Dockers - $40

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I can’t believe I will be 25 this november, I guess time truly flies. Here’s a list of goals I strive to accomplish before I turn 25 this year. I’ll keep this post updated with every goal I accomplish. 


1. Travel and enjoy a new state( Keeping my fingers crossed for Miami in September)
2. Finally get my License ( 8/5/14 )
3. Get a Passport so I can finally travel outside of the U.S. 
4. Visit my Father who I haven’t seen in a year. 
5. Go to my first concert  (Went to see Bone Thugs-N- Harmony last Friday)
6. Continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle
7. Read and finish 25 books 
8. Get 25 of my best photos printed, framed and hung-up .
9. Stay committed to not eating meat or dairy
10. Break all my bad habits (Nail Bitting, Overthinking)
11. Add new elements to my blog (Travel, Food and Videos)
12. Conquer my shyness (Missed so many opportunities being shy)
13.Become a Thrift Master :)
14. Use lessons I’ve learned to help and inspire others
15. Volunteer at a homeless Shelter
16. Volunteer at an Animal Shelter 
17. Find a tailor, develop a great relationship and learn as much as I can from him or her 
18. Create some amazing art/projects with some great people.
19. Have a meet and greet with my readers. 
20. No longer let my past haunt my present and future.
21. Do something crazy like Skydiving or Surfing.
22. Stop thinking everyone is out to get me.
23. Buy my first car.
24. Become more independent.
25. Love myself even more.

I can’t believe I will be 25 this november, I guess time truly flies. Here’s a list of goals I strive to accomplish before I turn 25 this year. I’ll keep this post updated with every goal I accomplish. 

1. Travel and enjoy a new state( Keeping my fingers crossed for Miami in September)

2. Finally get my License ( 8/5/14 )

3. Get a Passport so I can finally travel outside of the U.S. 

4. Visit my Father who I haven’t seen in a year. 

5. Go to my first concert  (Went to see Bone Thugs-N- Harmony last Friday)

6. Continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle

7. Read and finish 25 books 

8. Get 25 of my best photos printed, framed and hung-up .

9. Stay committed to not eating meat or dairy

10. Break all my bad habits (Nail Bitting, Overthinking)

11. Add new elements to my blog (Travel, Food and Videos)

12. Conquer my shyness (Missed so many opportunities being shy)

13.Become a Thrift Master :)

14. Use lessons I’ve learned to help and inspire others

15. Volunteer at a homeless Shelter

16. Volunteer at an Animal Shelter 

17. Find a tailor, develop a great relationship and learn as much as I can from him or her 

18. Create some amazing art/projects with some great people.

19. Have a meet and greet with my readers. 

20. No longer let my past haunt my present and future.

21. Do something crazy like Skydiving or Surfing.

22. Stop thinking everyone is out to get me.

23. Buy my first car.

24. Become more independent.

25. Love myself even more.

A Collected Style:


White.

I wanted to take a crack at wearing white on white and this is the look that I came up with. I wanted the top and bottoms to be white with a pop of color styled around it. I believe that a denim jacket and a pair of limited edition gold sneakers were balanced out with the crisp white attire. What do you think of today’s look? Have you ever worn white on white before?

Outfit Details:  Alpha Khakis by Dockers - $40 || Denim Jacket by Marc Jacobs, Consignment Store - $50 || Men’s Crew Neck T-Shirt  by Merona - $13 || Sneakers by Ronnie Fieg X Asics Gel Lyte III - KFE - $185

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Your TIMEis coming, just keep pushing and persevering until it does. 

Essentials for today&#8217;s trip to Cincinnati

Essentials for today’s trip to Cincinnati

A Collected Pickup:


Gel Lyte III - KFE by Ronnie Fieg X Asics

I managed to get my hands on a pair of limited edition shoes before they sold-out last Saturday online. I’ve been eyeing them for a while now, but I thought I wasn’t going to be able to get them because I’ve never had good luck getting limited edition shoes when they are released online. Let me know what you guys think of them? Be sure to check out acollectedgentleman.com on Monday to see how I styled them. 

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be passionate and determined

A Collected Style:


LL Cool Days

I know in certain states you’ll bust out in sweats wearing a t-shirt, let alone a sweatshirt, but if you live in cooler areas I suggest you give one a try. Where I’m at it’s been cloudy and rainy which has led to cooler days, so when I found this sweatshirt at the goodwill this past weekend I was super excited to style it. The sweatshirt is a super casual classic piece that I love to wear , especially during fall and winter. 

Outfit Details: Denim Button Down by Tommy Hilfiger, Goodwill - $4.29 || Grey Sweatshirt by Eddie Bauer, Goodwill -$4.29 || Slim Raw Jeans indigo Natural , Courtesy of DSTLD Jeans - $35 ||  Ellington Perfed Plain Toe , Courtesy of Johnston & Murphy 

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If you're ever out in LA, come running with me…there are a few groups I know of, and one that I go to religiously…good for everyone, and you can rock that fly ass gear.

I’ll hold you to that, my friend. It will be nice to finally visit L.A. and enjoy what it has to offer 

stedsofly asked:
So going through HS I was a big Jordan fiend basically 'cause my Dad was a sneaker-head and I had access to all the Jordan's before they released, but lately I been wanting to grow up my style to a more timeless look and leave Jordan's kind of alone. I been having troubles with it because I feel as though me getting compliments on my Jordan s was what made me and I'm scared to give it up. I'm not saying I'm totally giving up Jordan's but I want to shy away from always wearing them. HELP.

If you’re a big fan of Jordan’s I would say, stay true to yourself and keep them in your rotation.  I was in the same boat as you my freshman and sophomore year of college. I had been wearing sneakers all my life but, during the time I was creating A Collected Gentleman, I wanted to change my style. So I just did my research and studied different blogs like Street Etiquette, The Style Blogger and Men’s Style Pro.  They were all guys who made the transition from not just wearing sneakers, but also incorporating classic shoes like oxfords, wingtips and brogues into their wardrobe. There’s nothing wrong with having the best of both worlds. During the first year of this blog I didn’t style sneakers because I wanted something new and plus I had been wearing them for so long. But now I’m enjoying them more than ever.  So keep your J’s but switch up and try something different.  

otus-asio asked:
Isaiah! Weirdly specific question: do you have any styling tips for us ladies who like to browse the men's section of thrift stores? The flannels are forever calling my name. Thanks!

I think you should definitely listen to that voice in your head and stock up on some flannels. They are perfect year round and can be a cool accessory (tied around your waist) this summer to give the rest of your look extra flavor. I would also look for boyfriend jeans or some jeans to rip up, if that’s your style. Also, any other favorite men’s-article of clothing you love to wear (sweaters, t-shirts and sneakers).  Honestly, just experiment because you can’t beat the incredibly cheap prices so splurge and have fun.  If you have any more questions feel free to ask . 

Good Morning

Beautiful People 

RISE ABOVE negativity and self-doubt, and watch yourself land on your  DREAMS 

A Collected Find:


Good Will || 6 /28/14

I can’t wait to style these pieces. 

Denim Button Down by Tommy Hilfiger - $4.29

Blue Striped Button Up by Banana Republic - $2.15

Grey Sweatshirt by Eddie Bauer -$4.29

Green Striped Button Down by Tommy Hilfiger - $4.29

Total - $15.02

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A Collected Style:


We Are Champions

Champion couldn’t have reached out to work with me at a better time. At the end of this past April I decided I really wanted to focus on getting back in shape.  Last year was tough for me, especially dealing with senioritis, that whole year I put my health on the back burner. But now I’m focused, working out and eating extremely better. It feels good to see results from the hard work and dedication you’ve put in. That’s why I was super excited to work with champion, who I’ve always been a super fan of. They offer amazing products for both Men  and Women that don’t compromise your style or budget. While I was coming up with ideas on how I wanted to put this post together, initially I was just going to do a workout look. But then I thought it would be cool to do a causal one as well, something you can wear after you workout, shower and head out to run errands. Be sure to visit Champion and check their collection of workout and casual gear. Right now they’re offering 40% site wide as well as free shipping on $75+  orders. 

P.S.  After you’ve snagged some gear from Champion, be sure check out this workout couple called FitnessBlender on youtube. They offer %100 percent free full length workout videos, from kickboxing to nutritional tips, they cover it all. I’ve been doing their workouts for two months now and I have achieved great results from them.

Look 1: Pinball Intensity Shorts , Perform Max Tee, and Tech Performance Boxer Brief,  c/o of Champion || Free Inneva Woven by Nike - $180

Look 2: Performax Men’s Jacket and Authentic Men’s Closed Bottom Jersey Pants , c/o of Champion || Air Max 1 Premium by Nike - $80

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This post is sponsored by Champion , all opinions are my own

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